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by Joe P., Downtown,
on May 19, 2010
Yes, in a special election for a house seat in a district that voted for McCain in the last election, the democrat won. As for the senate, every democrat knows that Sestak is the stronger candidate and most likely to hold the PA senate seat, and Obama only made one personal appearance on Specter's behalf 9 months ago, so he invested little political capital in the race (and every democrat is breathing a sigh of relief that this opportunist career politician didn't win). In Arkansas, a candidate who has a long history of going against all the policy initiatives of Obama (despite Obama's support to her candidacy) finds herself in a runoff and nearly lost the first round of balloting to a more progressive candidate who is polling stronger against republican challengers. And in Kentucky, Mitch McConnell's handpicked candidate got trounced by a teabagger nutjob 65-35, leaving a senate seat in a bright red state now a toss-up. oh, and the generic ballot matchup advantage of 8 pts the GOP had earlier this year has evaporated and some polling shows the democrats actually leading in these polls. I'm sure the democrats are wringing their hands in despair....
I am serious when I write this and do not be offended but have you ever considered getting some mental health evaluation? You seem so very full of hate or disdain for any opinion which differs from your own. You seem to call anyone who does not fit your view of the world names and make up facts which are not based in reality. If you read the current poll numbers (which obviously could change as the election comes closer) the opponents in the other party running against both Sestak and Lincoln are significantly ahead in the polls. Additionally, it is quite possible that middle of the road, John McCain will meet the same fate as good ol Arlen. You really need to come back to facts and not call people names. Not very nice.
I am serious when I write this and do not be offended, but exactly what name did "anti-stupid brigade" call "Joe P"?
From your post, I see that it is not out of line to suggest someone is mentally ill if they disagree with a poster's opinion, so I'm not exactly sure where "anti-stupid brigade" crossed the line. Please, for my edification, could you point specifically to the word or phrase you consider name calling? I appreciate it. Thanks!
It does not appear that she was referring to Joe P. but rather his assertion that Rand Paul is a "teabagger nutjob". I would assume that many in the population would think that being referred to by a homosexual sex act term to be offensive and I know of no conversation where being referred to as a "nutjob" to be postive.
Thank you for the clarification. I thought I read somewhere that the term "teabagger" in conjunction with the politics of the Tea Party was first used by a Tea Party enthusiast. I know I'd never heard the term used before that. Must be the circles I swim in.
As for the term "nutjob", while it does seem to be a much more concise method of calling someone's mental health into question when they disagree with their politics, perhaps "anti-stupid brigade" will consider using Paula's method and suggest instead that they consider getting a "mental health evaluation" and stop "mak[ing] up facts which are not based in reality."
Rat Turd (and I'm not name calling cuz that is in fact your name)/Paula,
Considering the original nickname teabaggers gave themselves was in fact "teabaggers" and they produced posters featuring teabags, bragged about bringing teabags to their rallies, and a prominent photo of one of their supporters features a woman wearing a hat with a dozen dangling teabags, I'm just following the founding father's of the teabaggers wishes to be called teabaggers. It was only when the homophobes in your crusade realized the EPIC FAIL of their original marketing plan that things went south. But I'm just respecting the original wishes of the teabaggers. As for nutjob, anyone whose acceptance speech was as full of wingnut insantiy as rand paul's speech last night would surely more than earn this tag. This guy makes his father Ron Paul look like a liberal...
Paula, as for me making up facts, let's go over it:
Fact: last night, a democrat won a house seat in a district that Mccain took in 2008.
Fact: the GOP's chosen candidate for the senate lost to rand paul in kentucky. The democratic party candidate polls much stronger against rand paul in a general election. Paul holds 5 - 7 pt average leads over the dem versus the 12 pt margins the other GOP candidate held in the general election. Paul's victory last night is as much a victory for the dems as the teabaggers. And the more this guy goes on mindless rants about obama, the more independents will flock to his democratic opponent.
Fact: A progressive challenger to Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas has forced a runoff for the democratic nomination. This has had a direct affect on the financial reform bill making its way through the senate as Licoln was forced to make a much more progressive stance on the bill as she would've done otherwise. And she still only won by 2 pts. This is a clear and ongoing victory for progressives.
Fact: Obama only made one campaign appearance on specter's behalf and despite recording robo-calls on his behalf, obama expended very little capital on getting specter the nomination. This was hardly a defeat for obama, and honestly they're happier with sestak getting the nomination.
Fact: the generic ballot matchup for dems vs GOP is essentially tied after the GOP held noticable margins just a few weeks ago. Link >> Web Link
and if you exclude the right-leaning rasmussen poll from the mix and the dems have a 2 pt edge.
I do have disdain for people who either blindly post links with nothing to say or make arguments that are not backed up by anything other than rightwing talking points they parrot from glen beck or whoever. But regardless, have a nice day!
oh here we go again, lets play the stupid game! overlook just a few facts
Critz appears to have benefited from Obama staying out of the district -- McCain won this district in 2008, but the same district voted for John Kerry in 2004!
Murtha had this seat til he died, even got re-elected after he called his constituents dumb and rednecks, maybe they are, that would explain why they wouldn't vote for a black guy, according to Murtha
Look at Critz' campaign site pro-life, pro 2nd amendment, strong on defense, veteran, against cap-and-trade, wants expanded domestic oil drilling.
In California, we call that a Republican!
Got Wiglet? Web Link
can wee all just get along?
you wish paula, you wish: Web Link
Pleasanton in the News! Web Link
Palin will be elected President in 2012, and you can't handle that! Admit it, she is the woman that every man wants and that every woman wants to be. Deal with it.
Palin is a joke, "She can see Russia from her house". Yea, Right! Palin was added to the platform just to find out how dumbed down Americans really are. McCain wasn't supposed to win/be appointed to the position. In an honest election McCain never would have got the Republican ticket. Voting machines are like slot machines, they are made to be rigged. If that doesn't do it state election laws are over ruled by daddies Supreme Court. No such thing as Justice in USSA. WAKE UP!
Amusing how Palin is still used to polarize any debate. For one, "I can see Russia from my house" was a Tina Fey line.
Why is Sarah Palin so threatening? She is a female GW Bush, except she doesn't have ties to the elites. Her political experience is roughly equivalent to Clinton when he was elected, a small state Governor. If politically she was like Clinton, she probably would be VP right now.
A normal person, with a typical American background, a good looking, articulate female with a basic conservative, no nonsense grassroots American POV.
That is why she is feared. That is why the media and elites destroyed her. The GOP and TEA Party need another Sarah Palin they can work with. Heck, if Obama continues this agenda, SP herself might be able to get elected in 2012. Tick tock.
In my HUMBLE opinion, Americans are terrified of holding their darling elected officials and wannabe officials accountable for anything. Some of you have big mouths but you don't know how to organize millions and millions of voters to hold anybody's feet to the fire.
I have a hunch that Palin will be shot, buried and never again elected for anything. She is not White Supremacist enuf...one will take her out. Most likely a lone wolf who infiltrates her camp.
as for mark markesa...she needs to brush her teeth and scratch her teets...tee hee hee, tee hee hee...
Obommer sucks as much as the rest of them, Bush, Clinton, Palin, and wannabees like sick chimp cholo.
They are all bent on destroying America. Nothing in politics happens by accident. The state of affairs of USA is not an accident, don't kid yourself. De facto one party system is what we are stuck with, and puppets legally/illegally in charge of the biggest scam ever.
Plenty of useful idiots running their mouths off in support of the Washington District of Crimminals.
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